The Task for Assessment One (1,000 words excluding references and bibliography).We would like you to reflect on your experience within your group in completing the exercise in your seminars on the analysis of the Junction Hotel: Initial Fact Finding report and presentation.

The Task for Assessment One (1,000 words excluding references and bibliography).We would like you to reflect on your experience within your group in completing the exercise in your seminars on the analysis of the Junction Hotel: Initial Fact Finding report and presentation. 150 150 Affordable Capstone Projects Written from Scratch

4HURM005W People and Organisations

Assessment Two

Please read this document alongside the module handbook and the information you find there relating to the assessment requirements for this module.

To recap, to pass this module you must successfully complete two parts (The pass mark for the module is 40%. To pass overall, the minimum mark for each assessment is 30%.)


Assessment one ): a reflective piece of writing contributing 25% of the overall module mark. (1000 word count)

Assessment Two): Essay worth 75% of the overall module mark.


This document describes the requirements for Assessment Two.

Assessment Two should be divided as follows:

  1. a) Reflection on your tutor feedback from the first assessment and contribution of module to your learning goals this semester. (500 words)
  2. b) Essay plan (approx 500 words). This will be looked at during the seminar session in week 11 and given some peer and tutor feedback)
  3. c) Essay (from above plan): word count approx 2,000 words.

This second assessment continues from the first piece of assessment with a ‘patchwork’ ethos or approach started in assessment one:


The essence of a patchwork is that it consists of a variety of small sections, each of which is complete in itself, and that the overall unity of these component sections, although planned in advance, is finalized retrospectively, when they are ‘stitched together’ Winter (2003: 112).


In assessment Two we ask you to submit a piece of work which has three parts as above, which are separate but connected in the learning aims.  The first two parts (a) reflection on your tutor feedback and contribution of the module to your learning goals this semester (b) essay plan is designed to help you work towards, and gain a better mark, in the (c) essay.  They are three stages towards the essay; all of which must be fulfilled and all must be included in your final piece of work you upload to Turnitin and which we hope will be useful to you.  You should upload them as one document and it is the essay which will be given a mark according to the criteria below.



  1. a) Reflection: on your tutor feedback from first assessment and a final review of your learning on the module (500 words).

This continues the theme and practice of reflection started for assessment one by looking at reflection for development.  Your reflection should indicate how the feedback and learning from the first piece of assessment has been used to prepare the final essay.  To do that you should list TWO aspects of your writing and learning which you wish to improve upon and detail how you have started to and plan to address these.  Please comment on how you have used the tutor feedback constructively and your time in this module to learn about the transition to higher education and to aid preparation for your essay/assessment 2.   It should also include a final review paragraph which considers how the learning on the module has helped you to work towards your learning goals for this semester.

This part will not be given a mark but it is compulsory to include it and we anticipate it will help you in your studies.


  1. b) Essay plan (500 words)

This draft essay plan will be discussed in the seminars in weeks 9 and 11 and given peer feedback and some tutor guidance.  It is aimed at improving the structure and development of your arguments in your essay (something we have found students can find difficult).  You can use any presentation you wish (linear, mind map, etc), as the aim is for you to gain peer feedback at the seminar and through this to improve the final essay.


The essay plan will not be given a mark but it is compulsory to include it as part of the assessment submission and it is a vital stage in effective academic writing.


  1. c) Essay (2,000 words)

This is worth 75% of your final module mark and will be assessed and given a mark according to the criteria listed above, i.e

The assessment will look at to what extent you have shown an ability to:


  • Outline relevant concepts/ideas and theories covered from the field of organisational behaviour;


  • Demonstrate relevant knowledge from reading and research;


  • Write clearly, effectively and concisely in an essay format and use sources/references appropriately;


  • Describe and apply some of the organisational behaviour theories and writers, which have influenced our thinking about individuals in organisations; for example in relation to perception, stress, motivation, structures, personality, organisational structures or leadership;


Final essay of 2000 words (+/-10% of word count – excluding reference and bibliography list at end). You must keep your work within the word limit or penalties apply.  Please note that you should make reference to reading you have done when answering the questions.




Choose ONE of the following essay questions to answer:

1) What are some of the main causes of stress in organisations that have been identified by writers in organisational behaviour?  Choose ONE organisational case study to focus on to illustrate some of these causes.


2) What are the main factors that can drive motivation, which have been identified by theorists in organisational behaviour?  Choose two of these and show how organisations could develop the attractiveness of these.


3) Choose ONE of the four themes of the module (the social process of joining an            organisation, work and private life, identity and negotiating differences and constraints and      creativity). Describe the importance of this theme for individuals in the organisation, using            ONE of the lecture topics to illustrate your arguments.


4) In your view, which communication theories/literature on communications in               organisations would be most helpful to management looking to ensure that communications              to employees are effective? You must justify the choice of theories/literature chosen.


Grading indication for final essay (worth 75% of module mark)


70+                         Most of the following: Clear evidence of independent and original thinking in arguments and analysis; evidence of wide or in-depth reading/research to support points made; wide or deep understanding of relevant concepts, writers and ideas; mastery of academic style; fluently written and very well-argued essay.

60+                         Most of the following: Clear focus on question set and a well-written answer in clear English; Selective and appropriate use of research or reading material, correctly referenced; Very good identification of, and ability to apply appropriate concepts and theories to case studies or experiences;

50+                         Most of the following: Mostly focused on question and                                                                                 evidence of an attempt at a logical essay structure;  Correctly referenced                             research material/reading used, relevant to the question set; identification                           of some of the concepts/writers and appropriate essay style; Descriptive                            rather than analytical, with ideas presented as unsupported opinions

40+                         Most of the following: Attempt to answer the question set  but only partially                                     focussed on the question set; disorganised in presentation of ideas;  Little                                           use of reference material and little evidence of reading; inadequate                                                    referencing;.


Failure (less than 30%)                   Two or more of the following: Lack of understanding of question set and/or material used; substantial errors and inadequate length, evidence of serious plagiarism., lack of any evidence of  reading/understanding of concepts and ideas covered.

Assessment format:

The required format for the presentation of your assessment is as follows:

Cover Front page to show: Student name, Student ID registration number,  Module code/title, Full assignment title, Seminar leader’s name, Due date.


Submitting your coursework


You must include your name, student ID and word count on the first page of your assignment.


Unless indicated otherwise, coursework is submitted via Blackboard. On the Blackboard home page for the module you will find a button on the menu called ‘Submit Coursework’. Clicking this will take you to the submission link.


At busy times the coursework submission process may run slowly. To ensure that your submission is not recorded as a late submission, avoid submitting very close to the deadline.


To submit your assignment:


  • Go to the Blackboard site for this module;


  • Click on the ‘Submit Coursework’ link in the navigation menu on the left-hand side


  • Click on the link for the assignment;


  • Follow the instructions.



It is a requirement that you submit your work in this way.  Coursework must be submitted by 13.00 (1.00 p.m.) UK time on the due date.


If you submit your coursework late but within 24 hours or one ‘working’ day of the specified deadline, 10% of the overall marks available for that assessment will be deducted as a penalty for late submission, except for work which is marked in the range 40 – 49%, in which case the mark will be capped at the pass mark (40%).


If you submit your coursework more than 24 hours or more than one ‘working’ day after the specified deadline you will be given a mark of zero for the work in question.


The University’s mitigating circumstances procedures relating to the non-submission or late submission of coursework apply to all coursework.


If you are unclear about this, speak to your class leader or module leader.